Nashville Symphony Announces February 2012 Listing of Events
The Nashville Symphony is dedicated to achieving the highest standard for excellence in musical performance and educational programs, while engaging the community, enriching audiences and shaping cultural life.
Bank of America Pops Series
Thursday, February 2, at 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, February 3 & 4, at 8 p.m.
Marvin Hamlisch, conductor
He’s the man who created the soundtrack for a generation, writing and performing music for A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, The Sting and countless other movies and plays, including the recent hit film The Informant. The consummate entertainer, Hamlisch will pick up his conductor’s baton for a survey of timeless songs from stage and screen. With a musical sweep that ranges from poignant drama to classic Americana, the evening will also feature a special guest or two.
*Concert Sponsors – Hilton Nashville Downtown & Genesco Inc.
Dr. Atomic & Mr. Haydn
SunTrust Classical Series
Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, February 10 & 11, at 8 p.m.
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano
Haydn - Symphony No. 100 in G major, "Military"
John Adams - Doctor Atomic Symphony
Brahms - Concerto for Piano No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Dr. Atomic and Mr. Haydn? Haydn’s 100th Symphony earned its nickname thanks to the martial beat created by the combination of bass drum, triangle and cymbals. Written more than two centuries later, Doctor Atomic Symphony offers a different take on military might: Adapted from John Adams’s opera of the same name, this powerful piece tells the story of Dr. Robert Oppenheimer and the dawning of the nuclear era. Renowned for his impressive technique and deeply felt musicianship, pianist Jonathan Biss will join the orchestra for Brahms’s First Piano Concerto, an expansive work rich with lovely details.
Presented by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra League, our free Classical Conversations take place in the Schermerhorn’s Balcony Lobby one hour before all SunTrust Classical Series concerts. Learn more about the music, and engage in a lively conversation with our conductors, guest artists and musicians!
*Concert Sponsor: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Valentines with Johnny Mathis
The Pruett Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Special Event
Tuesday, February 14, at 7 p.m.
Johnny Mathis, vocals
Scott Lavender, conductor
Chances are this will be a Valentine’s you’ll never forget! With his unmistakable voice, Johnny Mathis is responsible for some of the most romantic songs ever recorded. When he joins the orchestra for this one-night-only evening of musical magic, he’ll sing some of his biggest hits and share songs from his latest album of classic tunes, Let It Be Me – Mathis in Nashville.
Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia, Columbia
Wednesday, February 15, at 7 p.m.
A spectacular show of lights, music and dance! Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia uses movement, brilliant costumes and unforgettable melodies to tell the story of Colombia’s vibrant cultural traditions. From the seductive rhythms of the cumbia to the sublime ritual of the San Agustín dance, these exuberant performers will take you on a moving journey through one of South America’s most enchanting lands.
Music, Noise & Silence
The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Series
Saturday, February 18, at 11a.m.
Kelly Corcoran, conductor
Magic Circle Mime Company, guest artist
Oh, no! Two meddlesome spirits — Noise and Silence — have taken over the Schermerhorn! Conductor Kelly must bring harmony back to the orchestra, but she’ll need the help of Music, along with a little encouragement from the audience. Featuring the return of the popular Magic Circle Mime Company, this concert incorporates the music of Mendelssohn, Strauss, Grofé and more into a lively theatrical romp.